RCS celebrates a new NYS Master Teacher

Seventh and eighth grade science teacher Jennifer Jaskolka is the second teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk to become a New York State Master Teacher. She joins high school physics and earth science teacher Jolene Hopkins, who achieved the status in 2015. To be considered for the NYS Master Teacher program, teachers must have a minimum of four …

NYSSMA Area All State Festival

Twelve Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School musicians performed in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All State Festival at Saratoga Springs High School on Nov. 18 and 19. Students were selected to one of the performing ensembles based on their scores earned at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. They joined the most …

District mourns the loss of Alice Christiana

It is with profound sadness that the district shares the news that Alice Christiana, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk After-School Activity Program (ASAP) director at A.W. Becker, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16. She spent 18 years working with students and families at A.W. Becker and has made an impact on countless students and staff. Alice was known for …

Good news for RCS initial lead test results

Initial lead test results are in, and it’s good news for RCS Final sampling to conclude in October In the wake of water quality issues found in pipes and plumbing fixtures around the country, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District proactively tested the water at each of its four schools last May and June, to check for …

Funding for RCS concession stand

Amedore secures SAM grant for RCS RCS Board of Education and Athletics department members gather with Sen. George Amedore. (L-R) Robert Dorrance, James Latter, Sen. George Amedore, Gary Vanderzee, Robert Libby, William McFerran, Tina Furst-Hotaling, Kristen Hill-Burns On Friday, Oct. 14, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Superintendent Robert Libby and Senator George Amedore joined together at the varsity football …

RCS scholar-athlete signs Letter of Intent to play Division I baseball

Three-sport Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk athlete Matt Ferriero put pen to paper Wednesday, Nov. 9 signing his National Letter of Intent, making it official, he will attend Division I Fairfield University on an athletic scholarship for baseball. “Matt is a super kid, good student, good athlete, hard worker, and that’s why he’s at where he is today,” RCS …

RCS seniors awarded NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence

RCS New York State Scholars for Academic Excellence: Frank Forte, Zachary Clouse, Sarah Limberger, Rebecca Collins and Lucy Zhang Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School seniors Zachary Clouse, Rebecca Collins, Frank Forte, Sarah Limberger and Lucy Zhanghave been awarded the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence in recognition of their outstanding achievement on state Regents exams. If …

Mock elections have elementary voters turning out in droves

Elementary students at A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans got a taste of what elections are all about as they cast their votes today in mock elections. Deborah Conti, an advisor to the A.W. Becker student council, was happy to see students actively participating in the election. “It’s good for students to understand what the …

Best Buddies club members get matched for the year

A “match party” was held on Oct. 25 for students in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School Best Buddies program which paired students with and without disabilities as buddies. The mission of Best Buddies, a student-run friendship club, is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for …